Title: A Gentleman Always Remembers (Willowmere #2)
Author: Candace Camp
Publisher: Pocket Star 2010
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Romance; Read Your Name - G; Mount TBR
New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp’s delectable Willowmere series continues with the story of the accomplished and pretty widow who takes on the American Bascombe sisters for their London debut—only to discover that, when it comes to love, she is the one who is unprepared. Married young to a charming but improvident army officer, Eve Hawthorne was widowed with little left except for a few extravagant trifles. Desperate to avoid her domineering stepmother, she accepts employment as chaperone to the Earl of Stewkesbury’s American cousins. Who better than a levelheaded widow to remind these young girls that they no longer live on a frontier? But when she flirts with a handsome stranger who turns out to be the earl’s brother Fitz, Eve worries she’s given the wrong impression. Trying to prove herself responsible—with Fitz challenging her at every turn—is hard enough, but a blackmailer with an interest in Eve’s prior marriage proves far more troubling. With the earl away, Eve can turn only to Fitz for help. But dare she confide in him, when getting too close to this confirmed bachelor might risk her heart to his alluring ways?
Another wonderfully fluffy romance... I am really coming to like these in between my heavier and gorier books. Overall I liked this one better than the first in the series. Eve was a much more likable character. Plus we got some new characters (French ballonist!) and more of Camellia and Lily. I didn't quite speed through this one, but it definitely held my attention while reading. I have the conclusion of the trilogy and I'm pretty sure I'll be reading that next.